Walt Holland comes from a family of miners. Growing up he worked in the uranium mine his father owned, and he went on to spend 30 years working in Nevada’s gold, silver and copper mines. He eventually became a mine operations manager for Newmont Mining Corp., one of the largest mining companies in the U.S.
Iowa Tire Sales Co. sells tires for everything from lawn mowers to mining equipment. But agricultural tires and the growers who own them are special to store owner Jeremy Howard.
In our August cover story we analyzed the growth of the M/T tire market — 19 manufacturers have released 11 new tires in the last two years. Here’s a roundup of their latest offerings, plus their answers to an important question: Which consumer are you trying to reach? Are these tires for the enthusiasts seeking adventures, or their buttoned-down brethren chasing a certain look? Or both?
Daily car count nearly doubles in the final three months of the year compared to the first three at Matt Story’s Big O Tires store in Louisville, Colo. His store is in the Denver metropolitan area, a part of the country where motorists fully understand the perils of winter driving.
Performance winter tires are the ideal choice for some, but not every, winter tire buyer. Tire Rack's Woody Rogers outlined the differences between performance winter tires and studless ice and snow tires for Modern Tire Dealer.
Situation: Milt Average, owner of Middleroad Tire, grew increasingly disappointed in the performance of his company. His five-store dealership had produced profits in the 2% to 4% range five years in row. But the most recent year showed a profit below 2%, creating real concern. Milt was determined to go from “fair” to much better results.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2012-2017 Volkswagen Passat is the indirect type, and is included in the software of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) control module.
Asking if an employee is "bad" is the wrong question. It’s judgmental and doesn’t help along to the best solution for the employee and the business. Let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires improved in August. The latest performance marks the fourth consecutive month of healthier, albeit far from strong, trends after a very challenging start to the year. Anecdotal commentary from dealers indicates that demand was fairly steady throughout the month.
As of Sept. 1, 2017, newly manufactured towable recreation vehicles (RVs) with 13-inch and larger wheels must ride on radial, not bias, tires. The new standard may require aftermarket tire dealers to rethink inventories of special trailer (ST) tires.
As we all know the tire market is big business around the world and none more so than in Europe. But at the same time, let’s not forget another highly important product in the automotive market as without it tires would not be able to function on a vehicle.
Time magazine included Ray Kroc in its Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century. You might say, “Wayne, what does that have to do with me?” Well, I’d like to peer into your tire store and McDonald’s through a branding perspective.
More than nine months have passed since I outlined what incoming President Donald Trump said he would do to help small businesses and their workers. In his Contract with the American Voter, he listed seven actions he would take to protect American workers within his first 100 days in office.